Mimeguri Shrine – the Guardian Shrine of Mitsui Clan

Mitsui Clan is one of the large conglomerates in Japan which has various types of industry throughout Japan from banks to insurance companies, from heavy industry to shipping companies to shipping companies and so on.  The origin is Kimono wholesaler which turned into Mitsukoshi Department Store.  Their guardian shrine Mimeguri Jinja Shrine is in Mukojima by the…

Walking & Biking around Tsukiji Fish Market

One of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo must be Tsukiji Fish Market.  If you want to watch tuna auction, you have to go there early in the morning.  But even in the afternoon, you can enjoy walking along the shops just oustside of the market.  There are a bunch of shops selling fish,…

America in Japan – Yokota Air Base

Every year in September, Yokota Air Base, Fussa City in Tokyo holds “Japanese – American Friendship Festival” when you can enter the air base freely.  There are many food stalls selling American foods such as steaks, hot dogs, BBQ and cupcakes.  Aircrafts are exhibited and you can go in some of them.  There are live…